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Weds 6/12: LEED Platinum Tour & Networking in Lowell 
Tues 6/18: Networking in Boston
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How do we engage with the "human element" in energy efficiency?

How can we affect behavior patterns to support sustainability initiatives? How can we
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engage more people with energy efficiency? Come hear from Kurt Roth, from Fraunhofer USA, and Dallase Scott, from Greener U, as they present the latest research on building user behavior intervention strategies. We will facilitate an active discussion from the attendees. 
This is a FREE event co-sponsored by the USGBC MA and the Garrison Institute's Boston Hub for Climate, Mind & Behavior.

When: Wednesday, June 5th, 4:30-6PM
Location: 5 Channel Center Street - Boston, MA 02210
Cost: Free Click here to learn more. 

West Branch Green Eggs: Energy Modeling Discussion

What is an Energy Model? How is one developed? When would a client request one?
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This Green Eggs will provide an introduction into energy modeling. The presenters will discuss a range of topics including: the existing conditions model, "true up", developing improvements, programs and codes that require energy models, how to use the energy model as a financial analysis tool, Modeling and LEED. Presenters: Ted Mendoza and Benjamin Todd.

When: June 11th, 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM
Location: EcoBuilding Bargains Store, 83 Warwick St., Springfield, MA 01104
Cost: Free
RSVP: On the Chapter website.

Facilities Management Exhibition & Conference in Boston

Come to the ProExpo Northeast Buildings & Facilities Management Show and
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Conference for free seminars and a huge expo trade show. This event will feature over 300 exhibitors displaying products and services necessary for the operation, management, maintenance and renovation of buildings and facilities in the greater New England region. Running concurrently with the trade show is an educational conference featuring 30 individual one-hour talks covering a wide range of topics.

When: Wednesday, June 12-13th, 9:00AM - 2PM
Location: Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Hall B-2, 415 Summer Street, Boston
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Building tour of LEED Platinum Facility for United Teen Equality Center & Networking at Cobblestones in Lowell!
Come on a tour of Lowell's own LEED Platinum Facility, the United Teen Equality
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Center. This event is brought to you by the Emerging Professionals MA (EPMA) - for people who want to connect to the Chapter and are new to the industry.  
 Following the tour of The United Teen Equality Center, USGBCers will be convening at Cobblestones of Lowell for refreshments and networking. 

Attendance is open to all whether you attended the tour or not, and if your unable to make the tour, this will be a great way to hear about the facility from others, and make great new connections north of Boston!!

Lowell Line Commuter rail station is within walking distance from Cobblestones. 

If you are looking to carpool with others, use EPMA's facebook page and post on the wall to find fellow carpoolers! 
When: June 12th, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (tour) - Networking 8pm til...
Location: United Teen Equality Center, Inc., 34 Hurd Street, Lowell, MA 
Cost: Free 
RSVP: On the Chapter website 
Membership Networking Event at Knoll

Networking Night is Back! Join us this month at Knoll (281 Summer Street) in Boston
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for an informal but effective evening of networking. Knoll has generously agreed to sponsor our networking sessions and host us at their offices in the Innovation District. We will hear briefly from Andrea Coan of Knoll and Grey Lee from the USGBC Massachusetts. Appetizers and drinks will be provided.

When: June 18th, 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: Knoll, 281 Summer Street, first floor, Boston
Cost: Free
RSVP: On the Chapter website

REGREEN 251: Home Audits - 1.5h GBCI 

This in-person webinar will reveal the value in conducting a home performance audit. We will discuss the components of comprehensive audit and the valuable information that is discovered throughthe key performance tests, inspections and analysis.

Home performance audits are key to assessing a home's current performance and identifying the source of inefficiencies, durability issues and any hazards. Upfront performance tests, inspections and analysis allow you to get the facts. Having the facts empowers homeowners and remodel professionals to make meaningful and successful improvements.  This session is approved for 1.5 hours of General (Not LEED Specific) GBCI hours as well as 1.5 AIA/CES SD/HSW/LU hours.

When: June 19th, 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: 281 Summer Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 
Cost: Free for members, $10 for non-members
RSVP: On the Chapter website

LEED 259: Best of Greenbuild 2012: LED Lamps: Can We Kiss Halogen and Fluorescent Goodbye?  

A tsunami of LEDs with impressive performance claims is flooding the lighting market.
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LEDs are often a greener lighting option, but selecting the best and avoiding the worst can be tricky. During this Best of Greenbuild 2012 webinar, lighting experts from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory walk through how to evaluate LED products against other lighting options, considering such features as lumens-per-watt, color, distribution, glare control, controllability, upgradability, and payback. Walk away armed with knowledge and tools to determine if LED lighting is appropriate for your projects, and to specify the best LED products for your specific project goals.
This session is approved for 1 GBCI hour and 1 AIA/CES LU/HSW hour.

When: June 27th, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Location: Bergmeyer Associates, Inc., 51 Sleeper Street, Boston, MA 02210
Cost: Free
RSVP: On the Chapter website

Northeast Energy Efficiency Summit 

This is what innovation is all about and on June 18-19 NEEP will convene efficiency stakeholders from across the region to discuss how innovation is pushing the Northeast towards greater energy savings. Take a look at the agenda - from topical workshops to keynote speakers we're filling the stage with the best and the brightest in the efficiency industry. Will YOU be there?

When: JUNE 18-19 in Springfield, MA
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